Fox World Travel’s Green Bay office, designated an Authorized Disney Vacation Planner

Fox World Travel’s Green Bay office has been designated by Disney Destinations as an “Authorized Disney Vacation Planner” based on its strong support in selling Disney vacations.

Fox World Travel has been in business for over 55 years, and has gained specialized knowledge on vacations to the Disneyland® Resort, Walt Disney World® Resort, Disney Cruise Line® and Adventures by Disney® vacations.

Many travel counselors at Fox World Travel’s Green Bay office have received extensive training on Disney Destinations theme parks, resorts, cruises, vacation packages and more, and can provide the utmost in professional assistance in planning customized Disney vacations.  In fact, one reason the agency attained the “Authorized Disney Vacation Planner” status is that all of the front-line leisure travel agents at this office are College of Disney Knowledge graduations.  The College of Disney Knowledge is an in-depth comprehensive course that allows agents to develop their expertise regarding the Disney Destinations – knowledge that consumers can take advantage of when planning a Disney vacation.

Fox World Travel has multiple other locations throughout Wisconsin who are also recognized as “Authorized Disney Vacation Planners”.

Happy Earth Day – this is the year of sustainable tourism

Did you know that 2017 has been designated International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development by the United Nations? The goal is not only to raise awareness of sustainable travel but also to support changes in policies, business practices and consumer behavior, including the following five key areas:

  1. Inclusive and sustainable economic growth
  2. Social inclusiveness, employment, and poverty reduction
  3. Resource efficiency, environmental protection, and climate change
  4. Cultural values, diversity, and heritage
  5. Mutual understanding, peace, and security

Katie Tappa, Travel Specialist in Green Bay, was recently awarded “G Adventures’ Ambassadors of Change” for 2017. G Adventures is a tour operator providing sustainable small-group tours, safaris and expeditions all over the world.

Tappa believes adventure travel is a style and a perspective of travel that goes against the standard “cookie cutter” vacation. Adventure travel does not have to mean white water rafting, zip lining or rock climbing—although it certainly could—it is really a new way of experiencing a destination in a more authentic way. She believes adventure can be found in the most unexpected ways.

“Adventure is immersing yourself in a village, a town, a city, a country—not just reviewing a hotel in that region,” said Tappa.  “It is tasting the food you wouldn’t normally eat, conversing with individuals you normally wouldn’t have the chance to, and experiencing life in someone else’s shoes.”

The best part of adventure travel is there is no age limit or real physical requirements to be an adventure traveler. Travelers need only an openness and desire to experience a destination in a new and exciting way.

Next week, Tappa is heading to Peru as an Ambassador of Change through G Adventures.  Follow her adventure on our Facebook or Instagram page.


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Announcing 2018 Europe tours in select vacations collection

Fall in love with Europe with one of our exclusive escorted tours in 2018 with Insight Vacations and Brendan Vacations.  Just launched, these tours are part of our Select Vacations Collection. Each tour in our exclusive collection includes something extra—maybe it is a Fox World Travel tour manager or special host, special amenities or group airfare—to make your trip special.

Early booking discounts are available.

We also still have limited space available this fall on select 2017 itineraries. Check back soon as we continue to announce more 2018 trips.

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Fox launches travel manager institute

Fox is excited to announce the launch of the Fox World Travel Manager Institute later this year. Today, there are a growing number professionals in human resources, procurement and finance—areas without a background in travel—taking on the role of corporate travel manager. This groundbreaking program will help those new to travel understand the intricacies of the industry.  It will also be a resource of those looking for ongoing professional development.
 
To learn more about the Travel Manager Institute and how it was developed, checkout our Company Dime Article, Fox World Travel Teams With Professor Brad Seitz for New School.

Managing road warrior travel–measuring the value of loyalty

By: George Kalka, Sr. Director, Global Sales

The top echelon of travelers within many organizations lives a unique lifestyle compared to most other employees.  These travelers spend more time away on business than at home—needless to say, they travel much differently than their colleagues who only take occasional business trips.  These road warriors often fill critical roles within their organizations as decision makers or ‘go-to’ employees who get the job done.  Yet despite the uniqueness of their roles and travel demands, many organizations manage road warriors to the same general policy applied to any traveling employee.

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Fox World Travel escorts groups to Hawaii

Over the past several years Fox World Travel has teamed up with Globus to offer two unique group tours of Hawaii in February and March.  Best of Hawaii offers a three-island touring experience and Grand Hawaii allows travelers to experience four islands first-hand.  These tours sell out year after year and we’re excited to announce that we’re bringing them back again in 2018!

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Nine essential travel hacks for going on vacation with kids

1. Consider a Night Flight – If you’re flying internationally and know that you will be in the air for at least six hours, then Kaamna Bhojwani-Dhawan of Momaboard advises parents to take “night flights,” especially if the children are preschool age or older. If you fly when your children are normally sound asleep in their beds at home, says Bhojwani-Dhawan, it’s likely that their biological clocks will take over and they’ll sleep on the plane.

2. Just Say “No” to Pre-Boarding – The goal should be to spend the least amount of time stuck on the plane as possible. If you are lucky enough to be traveling with another adult, divide and conquer. The first adult boards early and takes as much gear as possible…The second adult boards as late as possible with kids. There is no reason to spend more time than necessary cooped up in your tiny airplane seat.

3. Don’t Forget the Juice – Juice, in this case, doesn’t refer to orange, apple or grape – but rather, a battery charge. Screen time can be a terrific way to capture kids’ attention when you’re 36,000 feet up in the air, and you don’t want to rely on finicky in-flight outlets to get the job done. It’s always nice to have a portable battery device that can power up mobile phones or tablets.

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Department of Homeland Security bans large electronics in carry-on luggage from certain airports for flights to United State

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA), in consultation with relevant Departments and Agencies, has determined it is prudent to enhance security, to include airport security procedures for passengers at certain last point of departure airports to the United States. These enhancements include more stringent measures applied to 10 specific airports.

The enhancement in security will require that all personal electronic devices (PEDs) larger than a cell phone or smartphone be placed in checked baggage. These items will no longer be allowed to be carried onto aircraft at 10 select airports where flights are departing for the United States. Approved medical devices may be brought into the cabin after an additional screening.

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Fox World Travel recognized with Customer Experience Excellence Award at Concur Fusion

Concur Fusion 2017 kicked off Tuesday in Chicago with Travel Management Company (TMC) Day and a new award highlighting an innovative TMC with a focus on enhancing the customer experience.

Mike Koetting, Executive Vice President TMC Solutions, Concur, presented Fox World Travel with the first-ever Customer Experience Excellence Award. The award recognizes Fox’s dedication to maximizing Concur tools and the Traveler Experience on behalf of shared customers.

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